Re: Hardware limits on numbers of threads?
Jamie Lokier (email@example.com)
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 20:19:27 +0100
Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> > Is this true? Where does the limit come from?
> This was and is true with the kernel before 2.5.3<mumble> when Ingo
> introduced TLS support since the thread specific data had to be
> addressed via LDT entries and the LDT holds at most 8192 entries. The
> GDT based solution now implemented in the kernel has no such limitation
> and the number of threads you can create with the new thread library is
> only limited by system resources.
So you did not implement LDT entry swapping through the "segment not
present" traps? Ah well, moot now :-)
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